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(Original post by Lemonique)
Qatar! :eek: first person I know who is using that. heh heh heh
Really? My friend flew Qatar when she went last year.
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Hahaha! So now you know what is actuarial science? It's a FUN course. Uh, at least for me and hopefully your friend.

Yep, I'm sponsored too (by Bank Negara) so I'm bonded for 10 years. Oh well, at least my job is secured. :cool: Working in the Bank as an actuary doesn't seem that bad, they pay handsomely as well to their qualified actuaries due to their unique skills.

Move overseas? Yeah, another 10 years time from my graduation. :rolleyes:
I don't exactly know what it entails. I heard it's kinda like risk management in a nutshell? And it's a very specialised course, or something.

TEN. Woah. You must be very very dedicated. SMART BOY. Haha!
I'm so glad I got the scholarship, makes everything easier. And I won't need to go job hunting when I come back to Singapore! YAY!
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(Original post by ofssinfoxes)
I've flown Qatar before! I think it's great when you're flying from Singapore.... it's almost the half-way point to London, so you get to stretch your legs a bit in the middle. The only problem is that the airport sucks (and stank, if i remember correctly) and the dinner they sold was atrocious at best (they gave me a yellow apple that "melted" in my hands!)
Oh man. At least I'm stopping over for barely 2 hours.
Bad food.. That's not that big an issue. At least it gets me to London.

I wanted to fly emirates, but qatar was slightly cheaper, and it flies from T3!
Superficial, I know.
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Flying on emirates on 11th Sept (speaking of auspicious date) stopover at Dubai before Manchester. My first time taking emirates! Hope I'm gonna enjoy it.

Anyone knows how's the Dubai Airport??
I heard it's really nice, good for shopping ^^ I did consider flying emirates and stopping over at Dubai for a few hours to shop.

I've flown emirates to australia. LOVED IT. The seats were leathery, so much better compared to SQ's cloth-typed seats. And the food was good!
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(Original post by whitelily29)
Qatar was actually the cheapest I found, at the time I booked for the days I'm traveling. Unfortunately.. I think things got a little cheaper ):
Does your school provide hostel?
(Original post by whitelily29)
Really? My friend flew Qatar when she went last year.
I almost booked qatar too due to its cheap rates, but decided on Emirates coz of its 30kilo baggage allowance. Where are you going to study at?
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I almost booked qatar too due to its cheap rates, but decided on Emirates coz of its 30kilo baggage allowance. Where are you going to study at?
Yeah well, the 23kg does kinda suck. But my dad's flying with me, so I think I'm looking at 35kg, which should be enough for me. I'm aiming to bring as little as I can.
I'll be at UCL school of pharmacy. How about you? (:
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Yeah well, the 23kg does kinda suck. But my dad's flying with me, so I think I'm looking at 35kg, which should be enough for me. I'm aiming to bring as little as I can.
I'll be at UCL school of pharmacy. How about you? (:
Wow you have nice a dad! I am travelling alone though... Anyway I'll be at Uni of Manchester School of Social Science. Going to travel on 11th Sept(speaking of auspicious date). What about you? Oh btw my name's Henry.
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(Original post by hhforever)
Wow you have nice a dad! I am travelling alone though... Anyway I'll be at Uni of Manchester School of Social Science. Going to travel on 11th Sept(speaking of auspicious date). What about you? Oh btw my name's Henry.
Hehh. I wouldn't mind traveling alone, but I'm glad he's coming along with me.

Manchester U! A few of my friends want to go there cause of man utd. HAHA!

Well, don't think too much about the date. Just look forward to it! (:

I'm leaving on the 15th of sep, not too early before school starts.

Eunice here.
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Wow you have nice a dad! I am travelling alone though... Anyway I'll be at Uni of Manchester School of Social Science. Going to travel on 11th Sept(speaking of auspicious date). What about you? Oh btw my name's Henry.
I am flying to Manchester then will take a train to Leeds as I am going to Uni of Leeds. You are flying via emirates to Manchester on sept 11 I suppose? haha
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I am flying to Manchester then will take a train to Leeds as I am going to Uni of Leeds. You are flying via emirates to Manchester on sept 11 I suppose? haha
Yes yes. But I am flying from jakarta instead of changi as my grandparents are indonesian, so i've got to visit them there. The flight here is 5 o clock in the late afternoon, hence i will reach at 12th Morning....
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(Original post by hhforever)
24th Sept to start school or start of orientation/freshers week? you wouldnt want to miss orientation/freshers though....
It's the starting date of the course. :O Freshers week will be starting on 22nd September.
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(Original post by whitelily29)
Qatar was actually the cheapest I found, at the time I booked for the days I'm traveling. Unfortunately.. I think things got a little cheaper ):
Does your school provide hostel?
Ah I see! Oh well it's always about luck! Tickets can get cheaper just after you booked your ticket. That's the uncertainty involved sigh. Yep, my school provides hostel but it's super expensive!!! 180pw. I'm thinking of moving out and going for private housing instead.
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(Original post by Lemonique)
Wow going there just 3 days before!! Nice
Ahahaha! Yeah! Can go exploring around too!
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(Original post by whitelily29)
I don't exactly know what it entails. I heard it's kinda like risk management in a nutshell? And it's a very specialised course, or something.

TEN. Woah. You must be very very dedicated. SMART BOY. Haha!
I'm so glad I got the scholarship, makes everything easier. And I won't need to go job hunting when I come back to Singapore! YAY!
Sort of! Actuarial Science is about probability and statistics being applied in various areas such as insurance, risk management, heathcare, pension, finance and investment. It's a very specialised course cause you need to pass a series of professional papers, so yeah it's tough!

Err, 10 years is not something that I can choose! THEY are the one setting the 10 years bond. :O And that's freaking long hahaha! Oh well. Job hunting can be more troublesome and difficult. So yeay! xD

Wait, what are you going to study in UCL? :eek:
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Sort of! Actuarial Science is about probability and statistics being applied in various areas such as insurance, risk management, heathcare, pension, finance and investment. It's a very specialised course cause you need to pass a series of professional papers, so yeah it's tough!

Err, 10 years is not something that I can choose! THEY are the one setting the 10 years bond. :O And that's freaking long hahaha! Oh well. Job hunting can be more troublesome and difficult. So yeay! xD

Wait, what are you going to study in UCL? :eek:
Woah 10 yrs in bank negara.....thats a v v long bond? But as you said job security in m'sia is probably not high yhats why 10 yrs bond maybe its nt that bad.
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Sort of! Actuarial Science is about probability and statistics being applied in various areas such as insurance, risk management, heathcare, pension, finance and investment. It's a very specialised course cause you need to pass a series of professional papers, so yeah it's tough!

Err, 10 years is not something that I can choose! THEY are the one setting the 10 years bond. :O And that's freaking long hahaha! Oh well. Job hunting can be more troublesome and difficult. So yeay! xD

Wait, what are you going to study in UCL? :eek:
Ahh yes, I heard about the prob and stats thing. I love statistics, when I was doing Math in IB, but I don't think I could spend a whole course so focused on it. All the best! haha! (:

10 years feels a little too long, cause it's not that expensive to send a scholar to UK for university. Are you getting a lot for monthly allowance?

I'm doing pharmacy. So I'm under the MOH Holdings scholarship.
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Ahh yes, I heard about the prob and stats thing. I love statistics, when I was doing Math in IB, but I don't think I could spend a whole course so focused on it. All the best! haha! (:

10 years feels a little too long, cause it's not that expensive to send a scholar to UK for university. Are you getting a lot for monthly allowance?

I'm doing pharmacy. So I'm under the MOH Holdings scholarship.
Woahhh Ministry of Health! Congrats! How long are u bonded?
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Woahhh Ministry of Health! Congrats! How long are u bonded?
Thanks (: 6 years! A long time, but I'm glad I'll have a job when I come back to Singapore.
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Thanks (: 6 years! A long time, but I'm glad I'll have a job when I come back to Singapore.
Oh i see! Working in MOH? Anyways, I am pretty sure you will do well. Especially working in public sector in Singapore, they treasure overseas scholars most. (more than local scholars)
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Oh i see! Working in MOH? Anyways, I am pretty sure you will do well. Especially working in public sector in Singapore, they treasure overseas scholars most. (more than local scholars)
Yupp, I'll be working for one of the government hospitals in Singapore.
Hopefully they do. ^^

How about you? What are you doing in uni?
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